Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Grove Grizzly
Holiday Teacher Tributes 
It's that time of year again! Honor your child's teacher or a Grove staff member with a Holiday Teacher Tribute through the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. These always mean a lot to our staff! Click here to make your donation today!
Coins for a Cause
Join Grove in Giving for the Holidays!
What: Coins for a Cause
Who:  A House in Austin 
When: December 2nd -18th
Where: Austin Neighborhood - Chicago
Why: To help empower, educate, nurture, and support families on the west side of Chicago. 
Goal: Reaching $1,000 donation to become Founding Members
Your Help:  Please send in change with your children to help provide growing opportunities for these families.
Fun Fact: Our very own, Christa Gillespie, third grade teacher at Grove, serves on the Board of Directors and dedicates her time outside of school to help empower families in the Austin neighborhood. We would appreciate any support you can give at this time!
A House in Austin is home base for a community of parenting support serving families on Chicago’s west side. They are founded on a simple idea: every family, every child deserves the same opportunities for high-quality early learning, nurturing support, and parenting education. The organization empowers families through:
  • Weekly parent support groups
  • Parent-child music classes
  • Home visiting program
  • Family counseling
  • Early intervention therapies
  • Wellness practices of healthy eating and yoga
  • Educational Tools
Barrington Giving Days – Barrington Giving Day is currently collecting NEW or gently used CLEAN warm coats, snow pants, boots, hats/gloves, blankets, books, toys and more. Volunteer sign-up is also underway for its upcoming event on December 13 and 14 at BMS-Station. To locate a collection bin near you, make a donation, sign-up to volunteer or for more information, please visit
Barrington Giving Day is a non-profit organization that invites Barrington 220 families who qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program, as well as families who have been hit by an unexpected hardship, to Giving Day Events where they receive much needed items. This includes more than 1,500 children. 
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, December 11th – PTO Student Lunch w/ Teacher Raffle event during lunch hrs.
Thursday, December 12th – STEM Club Meeting after school
Thursday, December 12th – Choir, Band, and Orchestra Concert in the gym, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 17th – 1st Grade, 4th Grade, and Choir Concert in the gym, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 19th – Last STEM Club Meeting for Session 1 after school
Friday, December 20th – Winter Parties, 1:30 p.m.
Monday, December 23rd – Monday, January 6th – Winter Vacation, No School
Tuesday, January 7th – Classes Resume for Students!!


Grizzly Heart Winners - Week 16!

Save the Date
Grove PTO's Holiday Luncheon
When: Friday, December 13th @ 11:30 a.m.
Where: Francesca's 

*More details to come*


Kendra Scott gives back to Grove
Kendra Scott jewelry in Deer Park is giving back 20% of all purchases made on Friday 13th between 6-8 pm to Grove. Sips and Sweets will be served. There will be no pressure to make a purchase so just stop in to show your support for Grove. Our event coordinator is a former Barrington student! Hope to see you there. Any questions can be sent to

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